Saturday, March 28, 2009

Ridgeland Easter Egg Hunt

Ridgeland Easter Egg Hunt
Freedom Ridge Park
Thursday, April 2
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.:  1 year old - 2 years old*  
6:10 p.m.:  3 years old - 4 years old
6:20 p.m.:  Kindergarten - 1st grade
6:30 p.m.:  2nd grade - 4th grade

*Only one parent will be allowed in hunting area with the 1 and 2 year old age group.   
No parents will be allowed to hunt with the other age groups.
For more information, contact the Ridgeland Recreation and Parks Department at 601-853-2011.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

7th Annual M&F Fastpitch Classic

The Madison-Ridgeland Youth Club 
Announces The 
7th Annual M&F Fastpitch Classic
Madison’s Liberty Park on April 1st, 2009.

The feature game for this year’s event will be an exciting Southeastern Conference game between Mississippi State and Ole Miss. MSU will be led by Coach Jay Miller who was recently selected as the Head Coach for TEAM USA SOFTBALL for the next 4 years. Ole Miss’ roster includes Madison resident Lindsey Perry who played at Madison Central and is a product of the MRYC softball program. Kelly Chandler of Terry and Jackson Prep is also a member of the 2009 Ole Miss team.

Prior to the collegiate game, there will be two exciting high school games. Ridgeland will play Pearl and Madison Central will play Northwest Rankin. The high school games begin at 3:45 and the first pitch for the college game in 6:30.

Tickets may be purchased from any of the high school teams and/or at any M&F Bank branch in the metro area. This is the 7th year that M&F Bank has sponsored this game which is considered one of the “premier sporting events for women” in the state of Mississippi. Tickets may also be purchased at the gate and any youngster age 10 and under will be admitted free accompanied by an adult.

Any high school or junior college team will be admitted free by faxing their roster to game chairman Joe Iupe @ 601-856-2117. For more information, please contact Joe @ 601-942-1689.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

2nd Annual Crawfish Boil

2nd Annual Crawfish Boil
Ridgecrest Baptist Church
Saturday, April 4th
Take out!
Pick up your 3 lbs of crawfish, corn and potatoes 
from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
at the Ridgecrest Baseball Fields.

Minimum Donation:  $15.00
More information at Ridgecrest Baptist Church.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Get Bang For Your Buck At MS Museum of Natural Science

Are you and your family fans of all things involving Mississippi wildlife, outdoors and environment?    The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science is constantly rotating gold mine of exhibits to find your curiosity about the world around us.     My family and I discovered the Museum a few years ago.   My boys have enjoyed exhibits such as a robot zoo, bats, alligators, Walter Anderson's artwork, bones and dinosaurs.     It is hands on learning at its best!

For $60 you can purchase a family membership which entitles you to unlimited access to not only the Natural Science Museum, but also to the Russell C. Davis Planetarium.    This is because of the ASTC Passport Program.    What does this mean?    When you are traveling, you can use your Natural Science membership card for FREE access to other museums!   

For example:

In Memphis?    Visit The Children's Museum or The Pink Palace
In Birmingham?   Visit The McWane Science Center or  the Southern Museum of Flight

Some of the great exhibits currently featured at the MS Museum of Natural Science are:
Fish Feedings
Come meet some of our most fascinating aquarium inhabitants. Every Tuesday and Friday at 10am, and Sunday at 2 pm watch divers feed the fish!
Creature Features
These informal programs —scheduled or spontaneous— feature live or mounted animals. Scheduled every Saturday at 10am and 2pm, Creature Features make learning fun!

Sustainable Choices
January 24, 2009 – May 10, 2009
Discover the impact of your everyday actions, and meet a few of your earthier neighbors.

Monsters of the Deep
June 13, 2009 – January 8, 2010
Explore displays from aquatic prehistory to the whales, sharks and turtles that inhabit our oceans today.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Penguins Waddle into Jackson this Spring Break

What’s two feet tall, is a bird but can’t fly and only lives in the Southern Hemisphere, specifically on Africa’s southwest coast? Answer. The Black-footed Penguin!

The Jackson Zoo is proud to announce that six Black-footed Penguins will be calling the Jackson Zoo home from March 14, 2009 until August 15, 2009 as part of the exciting special exhibit, Penguin Plunge.

Penguin Plunge will introduce guests to these interesting creatures, sometimes referred to as “Jackass Penguins,” because their mating call sounds like a braying donkey.

Penguin Plunge is a self-contained exhibit that will house the birds and features a rock-cropped backdrop with nesting stations and a pool for the birds to swim in.

Guests of the Zoo will be able to view the penguins during normal visiting hours in the special exhibit installed in the Discovery Zoo for an additional fee.

“We are thrilled to introduce these animals to the visiting public,” said Zoo Director Beth Poff. “The recent surge in popularity of penguins due to scores of movies and documentaries released made the decision to bring this special exhibit easy. We have no doubt lots of young people and the ‘young at heart’ won’t want to miss the opportunity to see the penguins so close to home.”

The exhibit will open to the general public during ZOO DAY festivities sponsored by WAPT, March 14, 2009.

Zoo Day is an annual event that features something for the whole family, including live bands throughout the day, an open air market featuring local craftspeople, children’s games, performances by Inky the Clown, Keeper Chats, and so much more!

For more information, call 601-352-2580 or visit

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